Welcome to the website of the Law Office of Craig A. Andreoli, P.C.
We hope you will find our site informative and useful. Our mission is to provide you and your family with premier professional quality services with the personalization and compassion you deserve when faced with life’s difficult times. The Law Office of Craig A. Andreoli, P.C. concentrates exclusively on Elder Law & Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, and Probate & Estate Administration. This combination of services can help you and your family save assets, receive government benefits that will pay for long-term care services, distribute your assets in the manner you wish upon your death, and help you navigate the Surrogate’s Court should you need to be appointed as an Executor or Administrator if your loved one has passed away. Our office locations are in Suffolk County, but we also practice in Nassau, Queens, Kings, New York, Richmond and Westchester Counties. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how we may be of service to you.
What is Estate Planning?
Often times people believe that the term “estate planning” refers to the management of affairs for those who are wealthy. However, estate planning is really just the process of obtaining certain legal documents to be sure that your assets and property are distributed directly to those who you intend them to go to upon your passing, and to protect yourself in the event that you become incompetent or ill and cannot direct your own care or your own finances. Estate planning is crucial for peace of mind because it allows you to minimize disputes between your beneficiaries, minimize applicable taxes for your heirs, and choose the right people to help you make financial and medical decisions in the event you cannot.
While everyone’s estate planning needs will differ, estate planning can help families prepare for both the present and the future through the use of basic documents such as Last Will and Testaments, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Health Care Proxies, as well as more advanced documents such as Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts. Our firm will discuss your individual estate planning goals and devise a plan based upon your unique situation. Be sure to click on our “Practice Areas” page to get a more detailed description of each of those benefits and documents.
What is Elder Law & Medicaid Planning?
Are you currently a caregiver? If yes, you know how much time and energy goes into caring for a sick or disabled person. Elder Law is the knowledge (or set of laws) our firm implements to help primarily seniors who are sick or disabled to obtain long term care services at home or in a nursing home…
What is Probate & Estate Administration?
Rebounding after the loss of someone you loved is one of the hardest periods to endure. This time of healing can be made even more difficult when heirs and next of kin may be called upon to seek legal authority to collect the decedent’s assets, pay valid debts and make distributions to beneficiaries. Our firm can advise and guide an executor or administrator of an estate as to what his or her duties are as a fiduciary of the decedent’s estate.
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